How to retrieve my previous posts in Facebook

There is no formal and structured archiving system in place for our posts in Facebook.  It is difficult to retrieve what you have posted in the past.

One method is to scroll down or back to look for your old posts.  If a post you are looking for is relatively recent, say just a day or two and you don’t have many other posts, this method is ok to use, not too time-consuming and not too difficult to locate.  However, if a post you are looking for is months or years ago, then it is very difficult and very time-consuming.

To facilitate retrieval of my posts in Facebook,  I have done the following:

In July 26, 2011, I created https://rojosonfacebooknotes.wordpress.com to store notes or posts that I would post or share in my Facebook Timeline and Groups and Pages.  I also would use my other WordPress.com webpages (such as ROJoson Medical Clinic, ROJoson’s Writings on Hospital Administration, etc.) and Google Sites to store notes or posts that I would post or share in my Facebook Timeline and Groups and Pages.  In WordPress.com websites and Google Sites, there is a formal and structured files archiving system that I can use.

I would use the “Notes” in Facebook to congregate posts and files into folders.  Then, I would try to retrieve previous and old posts from the “Notes.”

I would use the Photo Albums in Facebook to congregate pictures and other jpeg files.  Then, I would try to retrieve previous and old posts and pictures from the Photo Albums.

The last thing that I have used is the “Activity Log.”  Inside the Activity Search prompt box, I would type in key words.  The challenges here are that I have to type in the correct key words (usually one word is easier to search but you plenty unwanted hits) and I must have “tags” in the headings (“say something about this” or “what’s on your mind”) of the my posts (which I usually forget).

RESOLUTIONS (Reset and Refocus): From hereon, May 6, 2019, I will always place “tags” in the headings of all my posts in Facebook.

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